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Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

Discover what MEPs are working on by seeing keywords and categories emerging from their questions.

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Last Updated: 2018-07-05

About this classification:

The classification works on the corpus of all the parliamentary questions (oral and written) presented during the VIII term. The corpus is projected in a vector space where the dimensions are the keywords selected through a technique that involves the use of Markov Chains.
In this space, every text is represented by the TF-IDF (term frequency–inverse document frequency) vector.

On this vector space we've trained two different classifiers (svm and random forest). Combining the two classifiers we reach a precision of 81% on our test set.

As you may understand, classifying parliamentary texts involves knowledge of the domain, care when combining the classifiers and a high quality training. Even when all these elements are there, this semi-automatic classification can hardly be perfect, but it's good to continously try to improve it.

Every feedback and help is then more than welcome!

Non-attached Members
Communist Party of Greece
Magic Circle
Economic and Monetary Affairs Member econ
Financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance Member tax3
Employment and Social Affairs Substitute empl
Petitions Substitute peti

Keywords Extraction:

Date Title
2017/02/02 Elimination of small and medium-sized farms
2016/07/29 Abolition of the VAT refund and exclusion of many farmers from the special VAT scheme
2015/12/11 The effects of the CAP on small and medium-sized farmers
2015/06/09 Exorbitant taxes on small-scale farmers
2015/02/18 Compensation for small and medium-sized peach producers and other farmers
2017/05/09 Authorisation for 'AGET Iraklis of Volos' to incinerate waste
2016/11/30 VP/HR - Prosecution of activists opposed to land privatisation in Kazakhstan
2016/10/31 Reactionary proposals for 'self-diagnosis, self-medication and self-care'
2016/07/01 Protection of the rights of Larco employees
2016/02/23 No to the privatisation of LARCO
2015/01/05 No to privatisation of the railways
2014/12/22 No to privatisation of Port of Thessaloniki
2017/11/16 Full and immediate compensation for families affected by flood damage
2017/07/27 Compensation for EU peach growers
2017/03/10 EU funds ravaged by NGOs
2016/10/24 Paving the way to lifting the ban on lock-outs
2016/09/13 Fires on Thassos island
2016/07/28 Immediate compensation for damage caused by fires on the island of Chios
2016/04/22 Fully safeguarding the rights of workers at Ilektroniki Athinon, including their right to compensation
2015/07/27 Constant encumbrance of peach producers as a result of sanctions imposed by the EU
2015/03/31 Inadequate coastal services between islands
2014/08/20 Grossly inadequate compensation for EU peach growers
2018/06/13 The intolerable working and living conditions of farm labourers in Manolada
2017/11/07 Electronic auctioning of working class homes and garnishment of bank accounts, pay and pensions
2017/10/16 Disability pensions and benefits further reduced or withdrawn
2017/07/17 Elimination of fixed working time for doctors
2016/11/23 Protection of working-class homes
2015/12/02 Abrogation of the social security entitlements of ordinary working people
2015/11/19 No to excessive taxation imposed by EU governments on the working classes
2015/09/21 Serious problems affecting the education of working-class children
2014/12/09 Barbaric anti-working class measures taken by the coalition government and the EU-Troika which will demolish social security
2014/07/14 Condemnation of increasingly arbitrary and repressive action by capitalist-led EU governments in response to working-class action
2018/05/25 Fresh wave of anti-communist persecution in Poland
2018/05/14 VP/HR - Latest indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinians
2017/12/08 VP/HR - The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital by the USA and the corresponding move of their embassy
2017/06/14 Landslide at the Amyntaio coal mine
2017/06/07 VP/HR - Measures targeting Communist Party members in Russia and seeking to restrict their political activities
2017/01/27 VP/HR - Two more Palestinians killed by Israel
2016/04/07 Further criminalisation of political activity in Latvia
2016/03/30 VP/HR - Young Communists persecuted in the Ukraine
2016/03/14 VP/HR - Persecution of young Communists from Serbia
2015/10/19 Immediate opening of all special needs schools
2015/04/23 VP/HR -Imprisonment of Palestinians
2017/11/02 Disastrous flooding in Samothrace
2017/07/22 VP/HR - Increasing number of settlements in Palestine's occupied territories
2016/10/24 New blow to collective labour agreements (CLAs)
2016/09/09 Disastrous flooding in Greece
2016/09/07 Collective labour agreements and new attack on labour rights
2016/05/31 Forthcoming labour law in Greece
2015/09/09 VP/HR - Israeli aggression against Palestine
2015/05/12 Increase in work-related accidents in Greece and the EU
2015/03/31 Untenable situation in the public healthcare sector throughout Greece and especially on the North Aegean islands
2017/05/11 Repeal of Sunday holiday promoted by the SYRIZA-ANEL government, the EU and IMF.
2017/03/10 Attempt by the SYRIZA-ANEL Government to repeal the Law on Arduous and Unhealthy Occupations
2017/02/14 Escalation in the deregulation of the market in pharmaceutical products
2014/12/22 No to the handover of airports by the ND-PASOK coalition government to monopoly groups
2018/06/06 The strike by railway workers in France
2018/04/26 The sale of PPC lignite plants in Florina and Megalopolis
2018/01/16 Effective abolition of the right to strike
2017/12/04 Impending abolition of reduced VAT rate for islands
2017/11/02 Losses suffered by farmers in Pella and Thessaloniki as a result of hailstorms
2017/06/14 Local authority contract workers being made redundant
2016/09/08 Conversion of unemployment benefit into employment benefit
2016/06/30 Blackmail by the employers at ELFE - Hellenic Fertilisers and Chemicals in Kavala
2016/02/24 VP/HR - Palestinian journalist on hunger strike
2016/02/02 Restricting the right of air traffic controllers to go on strike
2016/01/26 Stricter eligibility conditions for special heating allowance
2015/10/26 Against attempts to criminalise the fight for workers' rights
2015/07/27 Harsh conditions of employment in the tourism sector
2015/05/12 Cleaners made redundant
2015/04/09 End of the common position on Cuba
2015/03/10 Objection to construction of biomass-fuelled combustion plants in Vasilika, Thermis
2015/02/10 Construction of Thessaloniki Metro
2014/12/08 No to the closure of ELVO in Thessaloniki
2014/09/25 Keeping the HELLENIC STEEL plant open and safeguarding workers' jobs, wages and rights
2014/07/31 Heavy losses suffered by thousands of farmers in Central Macedonia due to this year's adverse weather conditions
2018/05/25 Need for modern, public and free nurseries for all children
2018/02/22 Inadmissible CJEU judgment authorising the dismissal of pregnant women in the context of collective redundancies
2018/02/14 VP / HR - Escalating acts of provocation by the Turkish State
2017/09/08 Need for state guarantee of pensions and public insurance fund benefits
2017/09/01 Subsidising freelancers' insurance contributions
2017/03/29 Unacceptable practice of paying employees' earnings in coupons
2017/01/13 Employees' income
2017/01/13 Unacceptable dismissal by the Papastratos corporation of an employee suffering from a long-term health condition
2016/10/19 VP/HR - Provocative statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
2016/06/21 Unacceptable redundancies at Creta Farm
2016/04/19 No to all drugs
2015/12/11 Redundancies at Cola Coca
2015/12/11 Addressing the immediate problems facing IGME employees
2015/07/27 Greater problems in state hospitals
2014/12/08 Problems facing women from ordinary working families
2014/09/24 Need to find places for all children in public nurseries and kindergartens
2014/09/05 Guaranteed minimum income: generalised poverty level among the employed and unemployed
2018/04/26 Murderous attack on refugees and migrants in Lesbos by fascists
2017/11/09 Inadmissible 'private sponsorship scheme' for the relocation of refugees and migrants
2017/10/05 Resumption of return of refugees from other countries to Greece
2017/08/23 Private company sponsoring of schools
2017/04/12 Acceleration of the 'return procedures' for refugees and migrants
2017/01/11 Wretched living conditions of refugees under the snow
2016/12/22 Earthquake proofing
2016/10/31 On the results of the Youth Guarantee scheme
2016/05/31 Acute problems of refugees and migrants
2016/04/29 Inadmissible exemption for manufacturers from provisions of EU directive concerning excise duty on natural gas
2015/06/09 Hike in Greek toll charges
2015/05/12 Acute problem of forest firefighting and cutbacks in infrastructures
2015/04/27 VP/HR - For the 14 dead refugees on the border between Greece and FYROM
2014/09/30 Inhumane treatment of immigrants and refugees in Eidomeni in Kilkis by the ND-PASOK coalition